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Rumour has it: Riccardo Tisci for Dior

So the fashion rumourmill has reached full throttle, with talk of Givenchy‘s Riccardo Tisci leaving the legendary French fashion house for another: the house of Dior. John Galliano’s very public ousting from Christian Dior left many a tongue wagging as …

Wed, Mar 9, 2011, 11:59

   

So the fashion rumourmill has reached full throttle, with talk of Givenchy‘s Riccardo Tisci leaving the legendary French fashion house for another: the house of Dior. John Galliano’s very public ousting from Christian Dior left many a tongue wagging as to who would succeed him. Would it be Alber Elbaz, or is Elbaz holding out for Chanel? Would Christopher Bailey up sticks and leave Burberry?

While Tisci’s talent could never come into question, one has to wonder what direction this will take Dior. Many have speculated over past seasons that Galliano’s reign had begun to stagnate slightly, with the eccentric British designer stuck in a rut of romantic nouveau Victoriana, while Tisci’s time at Givenchy has seen the label go from strength to strength.

Givenchy’s A/W 2011 show in Paris this week

Riccardo Tisci

The question now becomes – as the bookies have Tisci as hot favourite to take over at Dior – who will take over at Givenchy? And the other burning question has to be: what will Galliano do next? It’s no secret that his own-name line is not turning over a huge profit, and is funded largely by Galliano’s wage from Dior, and with Galliano firmly out of favour with the fash-pack, regaining his popularity won’t be easy.

The sultry shades of Galliano’s last collection for Dior

The now infamous John Galliano

And then, for the sake of the title:

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